Sorcerous Spyglass

Sorcerous Spyglass


As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.

Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sorcerous Spyglass occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%


All decks: 0.13%


All decks: 0.01%

Sorcerous Spyglass Discussion

HELLcaster19 on Brago - where did all my friends go?

1 day ago

CaptainToll Fair enough. I won't argue with your logic behind Sorcerous Spyglass :)

As for the Reflector Mage and Phyrexian Revoker, I personally prefer the mage. Just because Revoker can be situational, and can not really be abused in the same way the mage can, as Revoker can only have one target unless you have a Panharmonicon on board or clone its trigger with Strionic Resonator.

Reflector Mage just seems a little more valuable in my opinion. Especially against tribal decks (ie. Slivers, that give each other additional effects or strength. Reflector can at least remove them for an entire turn, removing the effects from the other remaining ones).

Again though, it is all based on how you gear your deck. :) I like trying to put as much as I can back into your hand, and removing mana sources (rocks, lands) to force discards. Or just counter their synergy cards as they come out!

CaptainToll on Brago - where did all my friends go?

4 days ago

I recently imposed a little monetary embargo on myself due to just having finished my tenth commander deck ;D but my scope's already set on Trickbind believe me that. Reflector Mage I tend to switch in and out with Phyrexian Revoker. Also I like to think of Sorcerous Spyglass as a permanent version of Trickbind, which also gives you info about your opponents hands, which often is invalueable, PLUS it is fetchable via Tribute Mage and resettable for upcoming threats via bragoblinks.

isaacmartin623 on Through the looking glass

4 weeks ago

I really like the thematic deck idea! How apposed are you to using unset cards? While they technically aren't legal in commander, this deck doesn't exactly strike me as trying to play in tournaments. I'm mostly asking for Pippa, Duchess of Dice who seems pretty thematically appropriate. Even if you decide not, Ancestral Memories directly references the book, as does Pearled Unicorn. Others include Zodiac Rabbit (For obvious reasons) Diminish (Shrinking) Into the Story or Once Upon a Time also work well. Grumgully, the Generous could also be a mad-hatter character, still bested by Mad Ratter though. Also, Sorcerous Spyglass

Brutal_B on Possibility Storm Mishra

1 month ago

Seems pretty narrow. I mean, what if someone blows out your Possibility Storm or ends up casting Nevermore, Meddling Mage or something else that locks you out of Possibility Storm?

You could throw in something like Curator's Ward to protect your Possibility Storm or even an artifact or legendary since you can draw cards off enchantee's LTB.

Have you considered Mirage Mirror?

loricatuslupus on Risen Elementals

1 month ago

Alright, so right off the bat it's a pretty strong deck with lots of synergy but is lacking big payoffs or interaction which means you'll struggle to do much against combos. As a creature-based deck you're also naturally weak to board wipes and removal.

We can start by improving the mana base: 24 is probably the right number considering the Reefs, and looking at the stats it looks like what you want early are Forests and Mountains. I'd definitely recommend Cinder Glade/Sheltered Thicket due to their having the basic subtypes, so can be utilised alongside both the reveal (Game Trail)) and check (Rootbound Crag/Hinterland Harbor) lands. Unclaimed Territory gives you all three colours but will get slightly worse if you start including more non-creature spells, while Lumbering Falls seems pretty good for you what with being an Elemental and all. Finally there are the shock lands and a strict upgrade to Evolving Wilds in Fabled Passage but they cost money. Ps you want to put "ZEN" in the square brackets after the lands of you want them show up as those lovely original Zendikar ones.

Ok, with that out of the way, we can take a look at the creatures. I maintain that a single Omnath, Locus of Rage is the best top end you can have here, as he'll do silly things with all your lands entering and if anyone tried to wrath your board they'll probably just end up killing themselves! Also two copies of his latest incarnation (Omnath, Locus of the Roil) again gives you some damage to ping around and some card draw. Undergrowth Champion is a beast, and the Cavalier cycle might be worth looking into as well. I think you can easily afford to cut some creatures in order to get other spells in - maybe down to 28? Stuff I'm thinking of would be Temur Battle Rage, Growth Spiral, Neoform, Hadana's Climb  Flip, and Retreat to Kazandu.

Finally there's your sideboard, if you want to get into that for the paper version. Here you'd probably want to consider Plasm Capture, Broken Bond, Cindervines, Shapers' Sanctuary, Rhythm of the Wild, 2 Pithing Needles or Sorcerous Spyglasss and maybe a single Chandra, Awakened Inferno.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on How to break standard --- 3 easy steps!!!

1 month ago

With mono-red, I think Dovin's Veto is an important card to bring in. It can stop a Stomp, it can deal with those rogue Infuriates, and MOST importantly, it deals with Embercleave.

That is a problem for such a large creature, but the number of times we can use him on an empty board (especially if you regard my theory about Sorcerous Spyglass and Dream Trawler) or use him for the ability is still staggering!

CheapnFast on Revenge Of The Smith

1 month ago

Your main problem when it comes to sideboarding is going to be facing the two degenerate combo decks in the format. One involves a storm style combo with Underworld Breach and the other is a two-card combo deck with Inverter of Truth and Thassa's Oracle. Luckily because you're playing an artifact-centric deck you have some options. Graveyard hate can slow down both decks, and you're in white so you could play Rest in Peace, but that is going to be super expensive. Tormod's Crypt is a 0 mana artifact and an instant-speed answer. For the Underworld Breach deck specifically, Damping Sphere is a good sideboard choice. The Inverter of Truth deck though is tough to deal with. Your best bet is stuff that shuts down ETB effects, and in white you have access to Hushwing Gryff. You also might want to play something that deals with Bogels. Shadowspear is a great equipment that you could even consider as a mainboard opion. Sorcerous Spyglass is a good answer to planeswalkers and an artifact so that could also be good.

SynergyBuild on Urza Power Scepter

1 month ago

dingusdingo omg finally someone with a brain, you actually get how trash this is vs Fish. I started to use the PolyTyrant builds but hated it's no-creature requirement, now I am on a list that is so anti-hulk it runs Torpor Orb and Grafdigger's Cage, Sorcerous Spyglass, Phyrexian Revoker and Pithing Needle for my metagame xD

Otherwise, though ngl even that list sucks, I also agree with AlwaysSleepy about how bad this is against hulk.

Btw, when is this thing gonna get updates?

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